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Striped Redeye Angel Fish (Large)

Striped Redeye Angel Fish (Large)
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The Angelfish Pterophyllum scalare is a graceful disk shaped cichlid. Though it was named for the marine angelfish, it bears little resemblance to these fish or even to any other fish in the Cichlid family. This fish is rather diamond shaped or leaf-like in appearance. It has a rounded body that is greatly compressed laterally accented with long, triangular dorsal and anal fins. Its genus name Pterophyllum is very descriptive of its appearance as this term actually means "winged leaf". It is also known as the Silver Angelfish, Freshwater Angelfish, and Common Angelfish. The Angelfish Pterophyllum scalare was described by Schultze in 1823. They inhabit slow moving waters of rivers in South America: the central Amazon River basin and tributaries to Peru, Brazil, and eastern Ecuador. This species is not listed on the IUCN Red List. Other common names they are nown by are Silver Angelfish, Freshwater Angelfish, and Common Angelfish. In the wild these cichlids live in swamps or flooded areas where the vegetation is dense. The water is either is either clear or silty, but their color is stronger in clearer waters. They feed on smaller fish and invertebrates as well as eating food particles in the water. These fish were first introduced in Europe in about 1920, and were first bred in the United States in 1930. Though the Angelfish sold today is often referred to as being Pterophyllum scalare, wild specimens vary widely from the long established captive bred varieties. Temperament: Semi-aggressive Aquarium Hardiness: Moderately hardy Aquarist Experience Level: Beginner Diet Type: Omnivore Minimum Tank Size: 30 gal (114 L) Temperature: 75.0 to 82.0 F (23.9 to 27.8 C) Range ph: 6.0-7.5 Hardness Range: 2 - 10 dGH

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Striped Redeye Angel Fish (Large)



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